Genevieve Gagne-Hawes


Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets are my own (or yours, if you want them)

Alaska, often.

Writers House

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 24 Oct 2019

#MSWL for updates or new creative takes on classic literary novels that *aren't* Jane Austen books. Where my Bronte lovers at?

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 24 Sep 2019

Women who aren't what you expect, who have strong or indelible (not necessarily likable) voices. Again, in lit fic or commercial women's fiction; also YA and MG. #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 24 Sep 2019

Dipping briefly into #MSWL day on behalf of Amy Berkower. We'd love to see vivid and precise portraits of a small town that's off the expected track. So many novels are set in Manhattan or the Bay Area. Wld love lit fic that brings an unexpected location to life.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 8 Jun 2019

there is one hundred percent a novel about these ladies waiting to be written and I am here to read it. #MSWL…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 24 Jan 2019

A literary novel about any of these women; their relationships; the 1950s New York art scene in general ... GIVE IT TO ME #mswl…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 15 Nov 2018

This (terrifying!) story would be incredible inspiration for a novel. #mswl…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 22 Aug 2018

A more abstract #MSWL, but I loved this story about the last Blockbusters of Alaska and the role they played in their communities. I'd love to see a literary novel, YA or adult, that focuses on these social shifts due to technology.…

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 25 Jun 2018

#MSWL Would totally love a novel with the light spirit and sweet heart of "Set It Up" (Reader, I watched it). Maybe something not set in NYC, but another city with a young professional class, where the setting could be part of the story.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 15 May 2018

#antiMSWL check-in: Amy Berkower is not actively acquiring picture books, nonfiction (including memoirs), or poetry -- we've been getting a lot of queries in all three categories lately, and I hate to waste folks' time. #querytips #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 12 Apr 2018

Personal preference, but if you're going to write/pitch a #MeToo novel, I'd prefer ones that don't center the experiences of the harasser as the most central/essential part of the story. #antimswl #MSWL

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 22 Feb 2018

I'm just going to own it and say: I would read the hell out of a women's fiction novel based on Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir. #MSWL